Columns

Mr. Mirko Bilsic-fix Bell Canada!

I’m sure Mr. Bilsic, as the Chief Executive Officer of Bell Canada, you believe everything is dandy. You have an annual income of three billion dollars, consistent dividend growth and strong capital reserves. You and your board of directors must … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Chicken Rice Soup

Recipe Sitting down to write my column this week I can’t help but think how important it is that we do our best to stay healthy, not only during this new virus outbreak but at all times. Eating healthy and … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ column – Focus on stopping the spread of COVID-19

As the first week of Canada’s efforts to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic settles in, the only consistency is the understanding that we are working with a moving target.  Daily briefings by the Prime Minister and key cabinet members have … Continue reading

This week’s tip is a recipe for a homemade & all-natural hand sanitizer.

Welcome to Local Hippie’s weekly tip for living a greener life! Each week we will provide you with a quick tip to help you reduce your carbon footprint and change the world. This week’s tip is a recipe for a … Continue reading

Mom’s Rice Pudding

Recipe I had supper at my parents’ house the other night and my mom made rice pudding for dessert. It got me thinking that I should put the recipe in my column. It’s been a favourite dessert in our family … Continue reading

♪Always look on the bright side of…COVID-19♪

So some guy on the other side of the earth with peculiar taste buds eats a bat and before he can belch, the global economy crashes, cruise ships become floating prisons, two billion surgical masks go on back order, people … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 200313

Back in the 1930’s a particular adage gained notoriety, even though it was around long before then. The adage, which readers will no doubt have heard many times is, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” No one really … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ column – Report indicates there’s room to grow social programs

The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) provides Member of Parliament (MPs) with independent analysis on the state of the nation’s finances, the government’s estimates, and trends in the Canadian economy.  The office will also provide estimates for the cost of any … Continue reading

How Was Your Day? Mine? Well It Was A Wednesday And…

I’m rushing to an early morning appointment with a St. Catharines dermatologist because apparently, I have actinic keratosis which sounds like acne with a side of halitosis but no–it’s like rosacea only worse. I’m sitting in the waiting room and … Continue reading

This week’s tip is for COMPOSTING!

Welcome to Local Hippie’s weekly tip for living a greener life! Each week we will provide you with a quick tip to help you reduce your carbon footprint and change the world. This week’s tip is for COMPOSTING! Spring is … Continue reading